time for a new phone. any recommendations?

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  1. liftedplane

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    my note 2 is about to give up the ghost and with all the new phones out it's a bit overwhelming so I've decided to ask my favorite community for their opinion.

    here's what I'm looking for in a phone.

    5.5" screen or larger, I'm a bit blind and larger screens are nice.

    sd card slot, up I've got unlimited data but I'm not ready to give up my 64gb sd card, unless I can get a phone with 128gb built in.

    root capable on Verizon. because I want root, tibu etc etc. I'm not ready to give this up either.

    that's about it, I've read tons of reviews and it seems to be making the decision harder.
     
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    Sounds like you're talking a Nexus 6P. Big Screen 128gb version and ROOT. Not many other options.
     
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    128GB Nexus 6P or Moto X Pure with Sd card slot would be my top contenders. Personally, I chose a 64GB Nexus 6P.
     
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    Can the Moto X Pure be rooted ?
     
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    I know the bootloader can be unlocked, so I'd assume root's not far behind if it doesn't already exist. It's practically a Nexus device.
     
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    Yes it can. Has an unlocked bootloader as well.
     
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    I was definitely looking at the moto x pure. I'm ready to leave sammy, I'll miss my stylus though I'm sure I'll get over it.

    the 6p looks killer... I'm going to go read some more about it. I was thinking that would be it. that or the v10, though we won't know about root in the v10 until after its released.
     
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    If the 6p doesn't pan out I'm going to get a mxpe.
     
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    If you want a locked down, so so spec'd device..wait for the 27th..the new droids will be announced..
     
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    Bazinga!
     
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    so what about the nexus 5x? anyone here played with it or own it? it's a bit smaller than I'm looking for, however I've always been partial to LG...
     
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    No. It hasn't been released nor shipped to anyone.